[ the journey of man – February 9th, 2012 ]
February 9, 2012 Comments Off on [ the journey of man – February 9th, 2012 ]
I get asked this a lot, probably not shocking for everyone to hear that, and I’ve always known the answer — if the opportunity presented itself I would go for it, but honestly its expensive, I don’t live in Florida any more, since I’m over 21 my (adoptive) parents now can no longer request it themselves so right now? It would honestly be more of a hassle then it would a help.
That being said, it doesn’t mean I’ve never been curious – infact the truth is quite the opposite. Its something I’ll admit to have struggled with over the years. My (adoptive) parents -are- my parents, I don’t know other parents I don’t consider myself as really (actively at least) having other parents, but somewhere in the back of my mind I constantly am aware that biologically, I’m not their child – even if I’m not treated differently by anyone in my family or not; which is probably a perk of having been adopted at birth and thank whatever higher power may exist not having to have gone through the Foster care system.
My big news I mentioned a few entries back is something I never thought would happen.
When I was younger me and my parents had talked about getting my DNA tested but it used to be really expensive, like not worth it expensive for how young I was the one time it came up. The second lab we had in my Bio-Anthropology class we got told we could put our names in a hat, to have them drawn (3 people would get their DNA tested through National Geographic’s Genegraphic Project). I kinda made a bold step and asked the class that if anyone got chosen and really didn’t mind, to give up their test to me because – well I’m adopted and unlike the majority of people I don’t even have a sliver of knowledge about what ethnicity I am or where I fall on the Geneology tree.
One of the guys in my group ended up gettingp picked and he gave up his test for me – probably one of the nicest things someone has ever done for me and I don’t really know if he understands teh gravity of the gesture he made or how much I appreciated it (I’ll admit I cried when I got in my car).
Thinking about knowing something like half o my lineage is a world changing thing for me, its so weird. In both freaky and awesome ways. I’m really curious but I’m scared at the same time. Honestly, I used to make jokes and try and get out of famil history/nationality projects when I was a kid, I guess I won’t have that option any more.
I feel like I should say more, but I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around it. So this will be a really short entry, but look for updates on my results as soon as I get them!
PS. Not this week (mmm midterms) or next week (mmm two papers due) but the following week after I’m gonna change my updating style. Tuesdays will be my generic update day and Fridays will be an outfit post! It’ll probably usually be me but maybe every now and then I’ll post someone else! We’ll see!